The post-election postmortem

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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10th December, 2011
It has often been said the biggest loser of this election campaign was the media. Show us a party and we’ll poop it, point us toward a parade and we’re there with the irrigation tanks. But at the risk of further joy-killing, this has to be said: those celebrating the return of the National Government for a second term had better make the most of it, because it’s looking rather unlikely to happen again. John Key will not be able to appropriate Michael Cullen’s famous post-victory battle cry, “We won, you lost, eat that!” “We won, you lost … your turn next time” is more like ...

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